- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 2, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Arms control discussion 8:30 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents a review of discussions on arms control, missile defense, NATO and global warming with European leaders during a four-nation congressional delegation visit. House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, participates. Location: Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2211, or 202/224-0100.

Green Party meeting 7 p.m. The District of Columbia Statehood Green Party holds a general meeting. Location: One Judiciary Square, 441 Fourth Street NW. Contact: 202/546-0940.


PRESIDENT BUSH

2:40 p.m. — Meets with House and Senate Education conferees, Oval Office of the White House.


VICE PRESIDENT

9 a.m. — Participates in a joint meeting of the House and Senate GOP Conferences, Capitol, House floor.

9:45 a.m. — Participates in a news conference to follow conclusion of the meeting, Capitol, east front, center steps.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases manufacturer's shipments, inventories, and orders for June 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a markup of nominations, including that of Jeffrey Runge to be administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Mary Sheila Gall to be chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and markups of the Aviation Delay Prevention Act, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2001, the Child Passenger Protection Act of 2001, and the Port and Maritime Security Act of 2001. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. —Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of John Lester Henshaw to be an assistant secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. —Budget Committee holds a hearing to consider "Social Security: Budgetary Tradeoffs and Transition Costs." Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

2:30 p.m. —Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of John Gauss to be assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for information and technology and Claude Kicklighter to be assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for policy and planning; followed by the markup of pending legislation. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2074.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 p.m. —Government Reform's national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds an oversight hearing to continue examination of Defense Department cost-reduction plans for the F-22 aircraft program. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. —Appropriations Committee's transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on airline delays and aviation system capacity. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. —Education and the Workforce's select education subcommittee holds a hearing to consider "CAPTA: Successes and Failures at Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

11:30 a.m. —Budget Committee holds a markup on the Budget Responsibility and Efficiency Act of 2001. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

2 p.m. —Government Reform's energy policy, natural resources and regulatory affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Regulators in Deregulated Electricity Markets." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. —Rules Committee holds the original jurisdiction markup on the Budget Responsibility and Efficiency Act of 2001. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.


GENERAL AGENDA

U.S.-China Security Review Commission hearing —8 a.m. —The U.S.-China Security Review Commission holds its second hearing on "Bilateral and Sectoral Trade Issues." Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1409.

Public management conference —9 a.m. —Government Executive presents Excellence in Government 2001, "New Leaders, New Opportunities," a public management conference.

Highlights —9 a.m. —Education Secretary Rod Paige and Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., director of the Office of Management and Budget are keynote speakers, general session.

12:30 p.m. —Loretta LaRoche, stress management consultant/humorist, keynote speaker, Luncheon general session.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/739-8400.

Justice Department building news conference —9:30 a.m. —Members of Congress, including Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce legislation to name the main Justice Department building for Robert F. Kennedy. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/225-3915.

Welfare reform forum —9:30 a.m. —The Brookings Institution presents a forum on "Welfare Reform After 5 Years: Through the Eyes of Former Welfare Recipients and Reporters." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Tax legislation news conference —10:30 a.m. —Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce bipartisan legislation to reform the alternative minimum tax on incentive stock options. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3072.

Education Department news conference —10:30 a.m. —The Education Department holds a news conference to release "The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2000." Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: First floor auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/502-7300.

Abducted Israelis news conference —noon —Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Joseph R. Biden Jr. Delaware Democrat, and Israeli Ambassador David Ivry participate in a news conference to call for the release of abducted Israelis currently being held by Hezbollah forces in Lebanon. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-2182.

National Economists Club luncheon —noon —The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting, featuring David Malpass of Bear Stearns discussing "Policy Issues in International Economics." Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.

National energy plan news conference —1:30 p.m. —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents a news conference to urge support for a national energy plan. Location: Capitol, Room S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Drug czar nomination news conference —2 p.m. —Members of Congress, including Rep. Mark Souder, Indiana Republican, hold a news conference on the nomination John Walters as drug czar. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-4436.

Immigration news conference —2 p.m. —Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, hold a news conference on immigration. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-5556 or 202/225-0100.

Nuclear waste shipment news conference —2 p.m. —Sens. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and John Ensign, Nevada Republican, hold a news conference on a leaking nuclear waste shipment traveling across the country from New York to Nevada. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-3542.

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